OLDIES SUNDAY: @SpraggaBenz3 x @AgentSasco x Red Square – Gi Wi Dem (2000)


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With Agent Sasco a.k.a. Assassin being a fixture in entertainment news overseas, today’s Oldies Sunday takes you back to one of the first times you’ve heard the artist born Jeffrey Campbell. Titled “Gi Wi Dem” and produced by Ward 21 for King Jammy’s Production in 2000 on the “Trilogy Riddim“, this was a clique record where Spragga Benz gave many an introduction to his Red Square Crew. The crew, comprised of Assassin, Spragga Benz, Sugar Slick, Greg Hines, Briggy, Natty Chris, and Limousine, all dropped lyrics about being available for any woman that comes their way with the proclamation that they will always be in their thoughts, hearts and souls.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Sister Nancy – Bam Bam (1982)


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In recognition of the recent Reebok Skyscape commercial, I present to you the song that was used in it from Dancehall artist, Sister Nancy. Titled “Bam Bam” and produced by the late Winston Riley for Techniques Records on the “Stalag Riddim” in 1982, Nancy speaks about being an ambitious woman, her lyrical prowess that will “nice upJamaica, growing up in Princeton 6, and being a very unique person along her infectious chorus “What a Bam Bam…“. “Bam Bam” was a single on Sister Nancy’s debut album, “One,Two” which was released in 1982 by Techniques Records. Sister Nancy is regarded as the first female Dancehall artist and the first female deejay to tour internationally. “Bam Bam” is her most famous single and borrows a little from Toots And The Maytals’ 1966 hit “What A Bam Bam“.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Pan Head – GunMan Tune (1991)


426561_01_360[In respect to the 17th anniversary of Biggie Smalls’ passing, my Oldies Sunday selection features a song he sampled on his first album.]

Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from Deejay Pan Head. Titled “Gunman Tune” with production by Lloyd “John John” James Jr. on the “Soap Riddim” and distribution by Father & Son Records in 1991, we hear Pan Head paying tribute to all the gun men in Jamaica while showing disrespect to informants (or snitches). He also speaks on the different communities that the gunmen reside in, the types of weaponry they have in their artillery, how they use them and the type of friends gunmen and informants should have.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @DianaKingdom – Shy Guy (1995)


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Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from Singer/Songwriter Diana King. Titled “Shy Guy” and produced by Andy Marvel in 1995, Diana sings about being a very desirable lady who all the men are eager for but would rather the affection from a “shy guy“. She speaks on refusing to be with a fly guy, a “rough neck” and a guy who’s “loving everybody” and details what she likes about a shy guy. In “Shy Guy” she delivered the song in English and Jamaican Patois.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @ThirdWorldBand – 1865 (96 Degrees In The Shade) (1977)


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After a long hiatus, Oldies Sunday is back!

Today’s Oldies Sunday entry comes from the Reggae Band, Third World. Titled “1865 (96 Degrees In The Shade)“, this was a single of their 2nd album of the same name which was released in 1977 on Island Records. In the song they sing about the Morant Bay Riots of 1865 which resulted in the death of 400 blacks during the riot and 350 more through hangings which included National Heroes Paul Bogle and George William Gordon. The line “96 Degrees In The Shade” suggests the temperature on that day, real hot!

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @CapletonMusic – Forward Inna Dem Clothes (2001)


Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from the Prophet Capleton also known as the “Fire Man“. Titled “Forward Inna Dem Clothes” and produced by Greensleeves in 2001, Capleton deejays about women being more modest in their attire and how they should carry themselves in public. He also deejays that he prefers those women more as he is a Rastafarian with certain morals and principles.

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